WHEN WE FIRST TURN ON THE HOT WATER TO FILL TUB, IT IS VERY HOT. COLD IS OFF. WITHIN 30 SECS. WATER IS TEMPERED. WE HAVE TO KEEP SHUTTING OFF THE WATER ,TO GET THAT BURST OF HOT WATER AGAIN. THEN PROBLEM REPEATS ITSELF. SHOWER BODY IS AN OLD AMERICAN STD. THREE HANDLE TYPE. SAME BOILER, LESS PEOPLE I HOUSE. HAD COIL IN BOILER CLEANED ABOUT 9 MOS. AGO, NO HELP. REPLACED WASHERS RECENTLY. DIDN'T HELP. ALL OTHER FIXTURES WORK FINE. I FEEL PROBLEM IS WITH SHOWER BODY, BUT I CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT. I'VE ASKED TWO PLUMBING SUPPLY HOUSES'. THEY DON'T KNOW. IF I HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE VALVE I WILL. IT WILL BE AN EXPENSE, DUE TO TILE & SHEETROCK WORK. TILE IS ALSO OLD. COULD BE LOOKING AT A TOTAL GUT.
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if you only want cold water for washing, just select cold wash in the program settings and turn off the hot water tap
so the settings you will be looking at are --like --
tub fill ---low water medium water or high water
water temp cold or hot
rinse hot or cold , wash setting --heavy , delicates , whites , woollens etc
may not be exactly worded like that but you get the idea
when ever you see wash temp or water temp , select-- cold
All top suspend tub washers drop down when they fill with water. And they rise again when they have pumped the water out. This is normal. What is not normal is water not coming in.'
check following: Water is turned on Remove inlet hose and run water to see if it is blocked. Clean the inlet filters. If you hear a buzz but no water goes in the inlet valve needs replacing. If yu use only cold water try swapping the cold hose onto the Hot inlet. Then select Warm Wash. Then only turn on the Cold Tap. This will allow you to fill the machine and do a wash. Watch out though when it comes to the Rinse position......some machines only do a cold rinse, and because you have swapped the hose over to hot it will not fill to rinse the clothes. Until you can get a Tech to do the repair you can just use either a bucket to add cold water for the rinse or use the garden hose to fill the tub with cold water for the rinse. Have yu got all that?
You may have a defective cold water solenoid on the water inlet valve. There is a separate solenoid for hot and for cold. So, if you've confirmed the inlet screens are clear, more than likely you will need to replace the valve. If this is a Kenmore top loader, the following link explains how to replace a water inlet valve:
If you need further assistance, please post back with your complete model number (located under the wash lid along the tub rim), so that I may be able to provide you with better service. I hope this helps you.
Your problem is either a clogged COLD fill valve or a bad water fill valve. Turn the water off. Remove the COLD hose from the WASHER. Check the filter screen inside the valve for sediment. If you find sediment,remove the screen and clean it. Replace the screen and turn the water back on. If you do not find sediment on the screen,replace the water valve.
If your machine is a FAV6800AWW or FAV9800AWW the (upside down u and f) may be a “NF” for no fill error.The washer has tried to fill the machine with water and has sensed a water fill issue.The control board has shut the wash cycle down with an “NF” error to the display because of excess time to complete the water fill portion of the wash cycle. Will the machine complete the cycle with Hot water only or Cold water only?I would do a Quick Wash cycle just to test with an empty wash basket. Regardless of the above test and assuming you have good water pressure for both Hot and Cold supplies to the washer I would do the following. Close the water source valves to the washer and remove the Hot and Cold hose connections at the back of the machine and check for clogged inlet screens.If the water inlet screens are free of restrictions I would go into Service Mode and turn on the Hot and Cold water valves on one at a time and make sure the tub will fill with about 2 inches of water in about 3 minutes in service mode.Check both Hot and Cold inlet valves individually see page 16 of the SM Board Output Test, enter service mode and do the function test for both Hot and Cold Water Valve’s.If the inlet screens are clean and you have water fill restrictions in service mode we may need to look at replacing the water inlet valve assembly.You can turn on the drain pump in service mode to empty the tub or just start a wash cycle and the machine will empty the tub. The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.
most inlet water hoses have screens in them. You could remove the hose from the back of the washer and see if there is water flow. If there isn't, the hot water valve assembly is defective. These are solenoid operated valves that admit water into the tub. They can be accessed behind the washer after you remove the back.